Single Channel Video, 3 Minutes 13 Seconds, HD, Colour, Black & White

Sound by Craig Scott

AiR (Jan 2019), Serlachius Museum, Mantta, Finland

Supported by The European Cultural Foundation STEP Travel Grant

Screenings: Herat International Women's Film Festival, Afghanistan (26 Aug 2020); She Chews Art, Online (14 - 21Aug 2020); Aesthetica Art Prize, York (12 Mar - 19 Jul 2020); Feminist Border Arts Film Festival, New Mexico (5 Mar 2020); WANDA Feminism & Moving Image Festival, Belfast (2 Nov 2019); Caraboo Projects, Bristol (29 Sep 2019)

‘To Melt/ To Crystallize’ is a short film conceptualised, shot and performed by Miller during her residency at the Serlachius Museum in Finland. The film explores her desire to ingest the sugar-coated landscape through her body only for it to overpower her in a symbiotic relationship. Set by a frozen lake and in an empty gallery the first part of this film switches between dynamic ideas around looking, nurturing and adorning; juxtaposed with static endurance sections in reference to the spiritual. The second part of the film explores Miller’s fear of erasure induced by the intoxicating beauty of the frozen lake. The soundtrack of this film has been made by Scott with vocals by Miller. 


Materials: snow; icicle; water; frozen milk; gelatin; gems; assortment of clear and opaque glass vessels; vanity mirror; white chain; saran wrap